Title: Future, Past.

Author: Cobra

Rating: M

Summary: Faced with the universes annihilation Gohan makes a wish.

Disclaimer: I own nothing!

Gohan stood on the planet of New Namek, he watched in fear and anger as everything around him began to fall apart, the sky turning from blue to pure white. The very fabric of existance coming apart due to the power of Buu. When the Supreme Kai was destroyed, and the planet of the Kai's with it, the balance of the universe was destroyed, causing a chain reaction of events that kept the universe from reforming, healing itself.

"You must make you're wishes now Gohan." Muri, the Namekian elder said with fear in his voice. Gohan nodded.

"The Dragon doesn't have the power to fix the universe, the wishes will have to be centered around me."

"We know you will wish wisely." Muri said with an almost smile. He believed in Gohan.

"Wish that I never age. I'll need to be at my best when I face Buu again." As the wish was completed Gohan looked down at himself with a sigh., "Wish me back to when my journey began"

"What about the third wish?"

"Don't need it." Gohan said with steel in his voice. Muri nodded and quickly made the wish. Gohan's body soon became transparent, and with a wave to Muri he disappeared.

"I wish you good luck Gohan Son." Muri said with a smile. The dragon voice boomed and he vanished from the sky. Just as the entire universe fell apart.

The tall muscular figure slid to a stop between the form of his father, Goku, and his uncle, Radditz.

"Who the hell are you?" Radditz asked in an angry and slightly shocked voice.

"Just a friend of theirs." Mirai Gohan said with a smirk as he nodded toward Goku, Krillin, and the others.

"Step aside."

"No, I've got a message for Vegeta, and Frieza." Mirai said stepping forward his power rising causing the scouter on Radditz head to fluctuate wildly., "Tell them there's a new Super Sayain in the universe. Vegeta better choose a side."

"Lord Frieza will destroy you."

"Frieza is going to die. The only question is, are you, Nappa, and Vegeta going with him?"

"I'll be back kid."

"I'll be waiting." Mirai said with a smirk as Radittz took to the sky and disappeared into the distance.

"Um, who are you?" Goku asked as he stepped forward, keeping his young son behind him.

"That's a good question. Dad."

"So you're me from the future?" Chibi Gohan asked with a smile on his face.

"Sure am squirt." Mirai said with a smile, he couldn't remember a time he was so carefree, so innocent.

"Suppose we believe you. What are you here for?" Krillin asked with a slight frown.

"In twelve years, a menace know as Majin Buu is going to show up. He, he destroyed everything, all of creation, I used the dragon balls to wish myself to when my journey began. I ended up here."

"So, what do we need to do?" Goku asked with a serious tone.

"Train, and I need to collect the Dragon Balls."

"How did you get so strong? I didn't think anyone could be stronger than Goku." Bulma asked with a slight twinkle in her eyes.

"I trained, and I fought, mostly, I lived. I need to talk to Piccolo, then go find the Dragon Balls. I'll contact you when the wish can be made." Mirai said as he stood and moved to leave.

"I'll come with you." Bulma said hurrying from the house., "Besides, I've got the only dragon radar."

Mirai Gohan sat beside Bulma as the hover copter flew through the air.

"This must be very hard for you." Bulma said as she turned her eyes from the sky and look at the teenage young man beside her.

"You have no idea." Gohan said through a sigh as he looked out of the copter window.

"At least you're still with people you know." Bulma said trying to help, Gohan turned from the window and looked into her eyes in sadness.

"Bulma, no matter how much I try to convince myself, that this is my family, it's not. The family I knew is dead, because I couldn't stop Buu. All my friends, my family, everything is gone. You, mom, Dad, the others that come up along the way. For the first time in my life I'm truly alone." Mirai Gohan said with a sad frown.

"What are you going to do?"

"Train everyone, fight, and hopefully, in eleven years, I'll be strong enough to beat Buu."

"What about changing things? Are you going to?"

"I've already changed some things, but as for the personal things, like you, or the others. I hope not, but, never mind, I'll try not to."

"No, tell me."

"It's selfish."

"Everyone is, and if anyone does, you have the right to be a little." Bulma offered with a bright smile.

"No I don't. I lost my, well, she wasn't my girlfriend yet, but I cared for her a great deal, loved her maybe. But now, we can never be, because now, there's my younger self, and I can't deprive him of the happiness I had a taste of. He deserves it."

"What are you going to do?" Bulma asked again with a sad smile. Gohan sighed momentarily before answering.

"Best case scenerio, I take out Buu, and myself." Gohan said with a venom laced voice that slightly frightened Bulma.

"I kinda like having you around Gohan." The young genius said with a smile. Gohan smiled despite himself.

"What if I told you, that I knew who you were going to marry? Have kids with, have a life with? Would you want me to change anything? I can't get close to anyone Bulma, because I don't want to affect there future happiness. And after the battle, I'm still not in the picture, they say for every person in existance there is someone out there, I had my girl Bulma, but now, I'm not supposed to exist." Gohan turned his head and looked out the window again. An air of defeat around him.

"Don't think about the future Gohan, the future isn't fixed, it's fluid, constantly changing from what you think it is to something completely different. I'm not saying make things happen, but if they do, don't fight them."

"Bulma, If I didn't fight the things that happen..."


"Never mind."

"Okay," Bulma said not pushing Gohan to answer., "How many battles are up ahead?"

"Big, small, or all of the above?"

"All of the above."

"Okay, in my time, there was Raditzz, Dad died, the we wished him back to life for the next fight with Vegeta and Nappa. Everyone but Me, Krillin, and Dad died in that fight. You, me, and Krillin went to Namek to use there Dragon Balls since Piccolo died, we fought a few lackeys, then the Ginyu force, Krillin died fighting Frieza, dad showed up and beat Frieza. We all came home, wished our friends back. The Frieza came to earth, a friend killed him, then the androids showed up, five of them, then Cell who was destroyed, then a few more lackeys of Babidi's, then Buu. So that makes what... somewhere around thirteen or more enemies."

"Wow, sounds like you were busy."

"Not as busy as I should have been, I slacked on my training, it's my fault everyone is dead. It won't happen again."

"Gohan, you're not the savior of the world."

"That's were you're wrong Bulma, right now, I'm the only hope the Earth has."

"You are so hot." Bulma said with a sigh before slapping her hand over her mouth. Gohan looked at her for a second before he to began to blush.

"Thanks, I think."

The group had gathered on the lookout, the entire Z senshi of the past. At least, the past of one person.

"What are you going to wish for young man?" kami asked in his low tone as he walked up to the teenage Gohan.

"For the room of spirit and time to have no limitations." Gohan said with an empty tone, void of emotion.

"That, that could prove to be mistake." Kami said with a low voice.

"Not doing could prove to be fatal." Gohan shot back with slight anger. Kami seemed to nod to himself for a moment before speaking.

"I can see you know what you speak of, I will allow this." Kami said with a sigh before adding., "Though you know that you do age in that room. That staying more than a few days in will make you look years older to us."

"That won't effect me Kami. Not anymore." Gohan said in a cryptic tone. A tone that told the old Guardian that he wouldn't get further answers on the subject., "The time will come, when you and Piccolo will have to put aside you're differences for the greater good."

"I will prepare for it." Kami said with a nod of his head.

"That's all I ask." Gohan said as he stepped forward and looked at the assembled and arranged Dragon Balls., "Great dragon Shenlong, Arise!" The sky darkened as clouds seemed to appear from nowhere. The balls glowed a brilliant gold before shooting energy toward the sky.

"You have summoned me. What is your wish?" The dragons booming voice seemed to echo throughout the sky.

"I wish that the limitations on the Room Of Spirit and Time be lifted." Teenage Gohan said with a hard, cold voice.

"It is done." The dragon boomed out as he vanished and the dragon balls now turned to stone flew in many different directions.

"So, who's ready to train?" Teenage Gohan asked as he turned from the sky and smiled at his friends, all hands went into the air, especially Goku's. Teen Gohan smiled at the gathered individuals, his eyes soon fell on his younger self., "You wanna train little man?"

"Yeah!" The young man yelled as he jumped into the air.

"Oh NO! I will not let my son become a hethin like his father. He's going to be a scholar."

"Chi chi, I graduated from Orange Star high with honors, and had my choice of any university in the world. And they hadn't taught me anything I didn't already know by the time I was six. Let your son live a little." Teenage Gohan said with a smile on his face. Chi Chic seemed like she was going to fight him for a moment.

"Oh, I could send my baby to school, he would make all kinds of friends there. What do you think Goku?"

"Um, I uh."

"That sounds like a great idea." Teen Gohan said his smile still growing., "But how about you let him train with me and Dad, I mean Goku, on weekends?"

"Well, if where sending my baby to school, we will need to move closer to the city."

"You can all stay at Capsule Corp, we have plenty of room." Bulma said knowing her mother and father wouldn't mind.

"Thank you Bulma." Chi Chi said completely missing the looks Bulma was throwing her future sons way. However Yamcha didn't and he growled to himself.

"Okay, Goku, Gohan Jr. and I will head into the room. Everyone else, we'll see you in 24 hours." Teenage Gohan said as he turned and walked toward the interior of the lookout., "Piccolo, you come to if ya want." As the green Namek smiled evilly and followed Krillin voiced a question.

"Anyone else think it's a bad idea for Piccolo to be training with us?"

"Ah, Mirai can take him. No problem." Bulma said as she moved to talk to Mr. Popo and Kami, a million questions on her mind.

"Man, Yamcha, you better watch future Gohan, I think Bulma has a crush." Krillin said while elbowing his friend.

"Bulma and I broke up. She can do whatever she wants." Yamcha said with a slight growl in his voice.

"Hm, sorry bro."

In the Room Of Spirit And Time

"I don't want to go to school." Young Gohan AKA, Gohan Jr. whined slightly. Mirai Gohan laughed to himself as he spoke.

"It's not to bad man, you'll make tons of friends you're own age."

"Really?" The young child asked with a brilliant smile.

"Really.", Mirai said with a smile., "So, you wanna learn to fly?"

Twenty four hours later

The group smiled at one another as Goku, mirai Gohan, and Chibi Gohan walked from the lookout.

"Wow, Gohan, you buffed up." Krillin said as he smiled at the young child.

"Thanks uncle Krillin. We learned alot in there."

"Well, I think it's time to go home, we're going to get Gohan signed up for school tomorrow." Chi Chi said with a scowl on her face.

"Okay Chi. Bye guys." Goku said as he picked up his wife and the three flew away. Mirai smiled sadly as he waved goodbye to his family.

"Do you have a place to stay mirai?" Bulma asked as the sun family flew out of sight.

"I'll just stay here."

"No you won't. You'll stay with me." Bulma said then blushed., "I mean Capsule Corp."

"Thanks." Mirai said with a slight smile, not catching the slip of tongue.

"Hey, I wanna try out that room." Tien said with a smile.

"Go ahead, Piccolo, why don't you go with them?"

"Fine Kid." Piccolo grumbled. For the life of him the Namekian still didn't understand why he listened to the young man.

"Later guys, train hard." Mirai said with a smile and wave as he picked Bulma up and flew from the lookout.

"That kid just screams Goku." Tien said with a smile. Krillin nodded.

"Yeah, he's just as dense." The two men plus Choatzu shared a laugh as they walked toward the room of spirit and time.

It had been a week since Mirai Gohan had shown up at the island of Master Roshi. A week since he had told everyone, that in eleven years, everyone, everything, would be destroyed. Gohan floated in mid air far from civilization. His face etched in anger, worry, and other conflicting emotions. He quickly powered to the first level of super sayain, then the second. He pushed himself farther, trying to get the power that he knew was there, deep within himself. After what seemed like eternity his voice now hoarse from screaming he fell from the air landing on his knees.

"Damn! Why can't I reach it?" The demi-sayain yelled in question as he slammed a hard fist into the ground, a crater forming around him.

"Hello again Gohan." A voice said with a slight smile. Gohan turned quickly, cursing himself for letting the purple man sneak up on him. Supreme Kai or not.

"Shin. You remember I guess."

"Yes, that is one of the perks of being the Supreme Kai. Temporal distortion does not affect me." Shin said with a slight smile.

"Where is Kabito, if I remember right he never leaves your side."

"Kabito is a loyal friend, but sometimes, I like to do things on my own." Shin answered with a shrug. Gohan laughed slightly with the supreme being of the universe.

"What brings you to Earth?"

"To thank you. The wishes you made were wise. And needed."

"I had to think on my feet. With the universe dissolving around me I knew I had to do something."

"Do you believe we can beat the monster this time?" Shin asked as he sat on the grass, Gohan did the same after a moment.

"With seven years to train myself and the others, I believe so."

"Good. I have come to offer you my and the other kais assisstance. King kai has agreed to train your friends. I can send them there immediatly."

"There are still a few techniques I'd like to learn from King Kai myself." Gohan said with a slight smile.

"I thought perhaps I could teach them to you. The others are not strong enough for my training. You, however, would learn what I have to teach you in but a few months. Or less."

"You can teach me the spirit bomb? The kaoi ken and the instant transmission techniques?" Gohan asked his old self showing through.

"Of course."

"Kabito won't like this."

"Ah, you can take him." The Supreme Kai said with a laugh, the short time the Supreme Kai had been around the Earthlings had surely rubbed off on him.

"Well, yeah there is that. Will everyone be back in time to greet Vegeta?" Gohan asked with a mean smile.

"You really wish to torture him don't you?"

"Nope, just a little payback. Maybe I can beat him into being a better person."

"I highly doubt that." Shin answered with a smile.

"You don't know Vegeta like I do. I agree to train with him, he might calm down like he did in my universe."

"Perhaps. So, what do you think of my offer."

"Have Kami call everyone to the lookout. We'll see what they have to say about it." Gohan answered with a shrug.

"And you?"

"I'll go with you, to train." Gohan said after a moments thought., "Do you think, my younger self could stay on Earth. Kami could take up training him for now."

"Of course. But would it not be better if he trained with King Kai?"

"When I get back, I'm training him personally, as well as Goku and Vegeta. The others will have to get by on there own for a little longer."

"I think I understand. Come Kami is contacting your friends."

"Let's go then, this should be interesting."

"You mean we can train under a Kai?" Krillin asked with a smile on his face. The other members of the Z Warriors smiling as well.

"Yes. You can all train under King Kai on his planet. Mirai will train under me, then teach you when he returns." Shin stated with a satisfied smile.

"That's so cool." Chibi Gohan said with a smile as he slapped Krillins hand.

"Not you little man. You're staying home for now. But I promise I'll teach you everything I know when I get back."

"Okay." Chibi said with a frown on his face.

"Don't worry Gohan.," Krillin said with a smile., "I'm sure you can keep training, maybe Kami will help. Then when we get back, we'll help you."

"I guess." Chibi answered with a depressed smile. Mirai Gohan couldn't help but smile. Was it wrong to want to protect himself from the battles of this life? The older Gohan didn't know, but he knew he would find out.

"We better go gang, oh and Chibi, I left you a present for school. Don't let mom see though Okay?"

"Okay." Chibi Gohan said with a genuine smile. Mirai smiled and nodded as he then nodded to Shin. The Z warriors vanishing from the lookout., "What now Mr. Kami?"

"Now, we train young one."

Mirai looked at the sword sticking from the stone. Thought's of King Arthur scrolled through his mind.

"Wrong sword." Shin said with a smile.

"Stay out of my head. It's... wrong." Gohan said with a shiver. Shin smiled and nodded.

"I do not like this." Kabito said in his gruff voice.

"Objective noted, and over ruled." Shin said with an authoritive voice., "Mirai, do you think you can free the sword."

"Maybe, but what's so important about it?"

"This is the sword of the most legendary warrior in existance. He was more powerful than even you, sadly, though he was strong in mind, body, and heart, time can wear anything down."

"Was he a saiyan?" Gohan asked hoping that the legendary warrior was indeed from the saiyan race.

"Yes, the last Super Sayain for a thousand years, until your father."

"You said he was strong in heart. Saiyans aren't known for there compassion." Gohan said with a slight frown on his face.

"Before Frieza was in the picture, before the saiyans developed there appetite for destruction, they were a more compassionate race, much like humans, though far more brutal being that they still fought many battles."

"I think I get it now." Mirai said more to himself than anyone else. He moved to the sword and grasped the handle in a two fisted grip. He pulled with all his might, the blade just wouldn't budge.

"I told you Supreme Kai. A mere mortal cannot..."

"Stuff it Kabito." Mirai said with a smile as he quickly ascended to Super Saiyan, he smiled as he felt the blade move slightly. With a yell he quickly ascended to Super Saiyan two, the blade flying free of the stone in a move so fast Kabito blinked and missed it., "Maybe a little tougher than I thought." Mirai said with a smirk and shrug. Kabito stood in open mouthed shock.

"I, I was wrong."

"That must have hurt." Shin said with a smile on his face. Kabito only grunted in response.

"This thing is heavy." Gohan interrupted with a frown as he powered out of Super Sayain and strained to lift the heavy blade.

"Let's begin shall we?" Shin asked with a smile on his face.

It had been six months. Mirai Gohan had trained non stop, pushing himself as far as he could without dying. Yet he still had not reached the known pinnacle of the Sayain race. He could not reach the third level.

"You have improved, and learned all I have to teach you."

"Thanks Shin. I'm going to head back to Earth. How are the other faring with King Kai?"

"Well, Piccolo and Goku have more than doubled in there previous strength. With almost six months left until Vegeta shows up I've sent them to the Grand Kai for more training."

"Just moving them up huh. Thank you Supreme Kai."

"What did I tell you to call me Gohan. You might not be a Kai, but I consider you a friend."

"Same to you Shin. Tell Kabito bye for me."

"He will be sorry he missed you. Good Luck Gohan."

"For some reason I seem to have it now." Mirai Gohan answered with a laugh as he put two fingers to his forehead and used the instant transmission technique to lock onto Bulma., "Hey Bulma I'm..." Mirai trailed off as his face turned red. Bulma screamed in shock and anger breaking Mirai out of his stupor., "I'm sorry." Mirai said in a high voice as he covered his eyes and turned around.

"What the hell are you doing!" Bulma screamed as she wrapped a towel around herself. Her hair still wet from the shower.

"I didn't mean to honest." Mirai said his face still blood red., "I just had to lock onto a ki to get back from the Kais Planet."

"Fine, get out so I can get dressed." Bulma said in an angry voice. Mirai Gohan quickly did as told. Running from the bathroom like he was on fire. As he shut the door he fell against the wall with a large sigh. A slight smile reaching his face.

"I can die happy now."

Bulma walked into Mirai's room with a scowl of anger on her beautiful face. Mirai looked up and the smile fell from his face.

"I'm sorry, it really was an accident." Mirai said as he scratched the back of his head and laughed slightly. Bulma sighed, she just couldn't stay mad at the young man.

"Apology accepted. So, what did you think?" The young woman asked with a twinkle in her eyes.

"W... what?" Mirai Gohan stuttered out with a rising blush.

"What did you think? I mean you saw everything right?"

"Umm, ye.. yeah. Umm, it was nice?" Mirai said with an uncomfortable look.

"NICE? You see me naked and you say it's NICE!" Bulma screeched out causing the young sayain to clasp his hands over his ears.

"What do you want me to say? You were gorgeous okay? Compeletly and utterly beautiful. You always are." Mirai said with a strong voice as he looked at the floor.

"Good answer." Bulma said with a smile on her face as she turned and walked from the room. Mirai Gohan sighed and fell back on his bed.

"She's going to kill me."

"Hey kid." Mirai Gohan said to his younger self as Chibi Gohan walked from the exit of his school into the courtyard.

"You're back." Chibi said with a smile on his face.

"Yep, you ready to train squirt?"

"Yeah, but I have to ask my mom." Chibi said the smile falling from his face.

"Already taken care of."


"Would I lie to you?" Mirai asked with a smile on his face., "Come on squirt let's go to the lookout."

"Oh, thanks for the clothes, the ones mom picked for me..."

"I know. So you made any friends yet?" Mirai asked as the two walked from the school.

"Yep, everyone seems real nice. Except for this guy Sharpner, he was kind of a bully but he's alright now."

"You didn't hurt him did you?" Mirai asked a slight smile on his face.

"Nah, just stood up to him. No one here is what you call a real fighter. Although the gym teacher keeps talking about something called te World Martial Arts Tournement. I didn't know daddy one the last one."